The Courses

Our courses combine business fundamentals, best practices and the diverse experience of participants with the broad perspective of our faculty. The curriculum is the same as that of our full-time MBA program for executives, so you will earn the same accredited MBA degree offered in Philadelphia, Colombia, France, and Singapore.

Our distinguished international faculty use what they have learned from their ongoing research and diverse consulting projects to keep course content updated. They also make a special effort to deal with current issues and practices in information technology and e-business, and to address the unique challenges of doing business in Asia.

Accounting

Financial Information Reporting and Analysis

Learn accounting systems and financial information reporting procedures. Increase your comprehension of financial reports and of the practical applications of accounting theories and concepts through in-depth discussion of real-world situations involving revenue recognition, inventory valuation, intangible assets, and reporting for leases.

Statistics

Statistical Analysis for Management

Learn through case examples how to use statistics to help make better decisions in such areas as marketing, finance and management. Acquire descriptive and inferential techniques, such as regression analysis, and the ability to analyze data and to reach decisions using statistical computer software and Excel.

Economics

Industrial Organization and Corporate Strategy

Your proficiency and confidence in solving real-world business problems will increase as you develop a deeper understanding of micro- and macroeconomic issues. In this course, you will examine foundations of the economic behavior of enterprises and consumers in different market environments, such as open market, monopoly and oligopoly. You will also analyze the impact of government fiscal, monetary and trade policies on business decisions and on economic measures such as GNP, employment, interest rates and exchange rates.

Operations Management

Managing Operations in the Enterprise

Study the decision-making techniques applicable to quality improvement, project management, facilities planning, resource allocation, and the design of manufacturing and service systems. Learn to use software that will help you apply these techniques in areas such as supply chains, quality management, capacity planning, and resource allocation.

Finance

Enterprise Financial Management

Gain an understanding of corporate finance, financial planning, stock and bond valuation, risk, short- and long-term financing, and the cost of capital. Learn to apply these principles by reviewing and integrating contemporary financial issues.

Information Technology

Management Information Technology

Recognize management requirements for IT. Examine the impact of IT on business operations, especially organizational structure.

Law and Ethics in the Enterprise

Develop greater confidence in managing situations where legal and ethical questions arise and where the right decision may not be the easy one to make. Discuss and gain insight into resolving complex issues, surveillance technology, environmental protection, workplace safety, whistle blowing and sexual harassment issues in other traditional and digital enterprises.

Marketing

Managing Marketing in the Enterprise

Discover the strategic aspects of marketing within the context of the total enterprise. Analyze marketing management practices, organization, and decision-making through traditional and internet-based business case studies involving product development, segmentation, pricing, promotion, distribution, and implementation.

Human Resource Management

Leading and Managing Teams and Individuals

By exploring the interpersonal dynamics of individuals and groups, you will hone your leadership skills and your ability to create cohesive teams with collective investment in reaching goals. You will be better able in both traditional and virtual organizations to: manage conflict, dependency issues and difficult personalities; listen effectively and present yourself and your ideas to others; and manage virtual employees.

Managing and Developing Human Capital in the Enterprise

Increase your ability to manage people and view human resources as integral to the total enterprise. Address practical issues of human resource management such as planning and executing staffing strategies, maintaining influence in the organization, managing the multicultural work-force, managing programs for productivity improvement, and planning and managing the human side of organizational change.

Power, Influence and Negotiations

Examine how power, influence, and negotiation are related to effective leadership. Discuss ethical and practical issues related to power and influence. Explorer strategies for dealing with disputes and conflicts arising in organizations.

International Business

Global Enterprise Management

Learn about multinational businesses and their strategies to gain competitive advantage in international markets. Develop analytical techniques for studying the problems facing multinational firms and for designing systems to manage multinational enterprises.

Strategic Management

Contemporary Corporate Strategy

Examine the concepts and analytical tools of strategic management. Enhance your ability to analyze an industry and develop relevant enterprise-level strategies. Focus on the role of the general manager in applying all concepts and tools. And learn to apply the tools of strategy formulation through the use of real-world case studies, individual papers, and group projects.

Creativity, Entrepreneurial Thinking and Innovation

Discuss the basics every manager needs to organize successful technology-driven innovation in both entrepreneurial and established firms. Focus on the role of innovation in building, sustaining and leveraging competitive advantage for firms. Examine how industries are transformed by new technologies and touches upon the challenges of managing innovation in firms. Many of the examples also focus on how established firms can become more entrepreneurial in their approach to innovation.

Enterprise Strategy Formulation and Implementation (Capstone Course)

Participate in an integrative, interactive learning experience that examines the roles, functions, and skills of top-level executives. Focusing primarily on strategy implementation, integrate the knowledge and methods you've acquired in prior courses to analyze cases from the perspective of the chief executive.

Risk Management

Enterprise Risk Management

Discover the risk management process in the context of general corporate management. Examine each step in the process in detail, including setting the risk management context, identification of risk, measurement and analysis of potential impact, and appropriate treatment techniques. Discuss risk financing options in the context of global insurance and alternative capital markets.

Note: *Courses are subject to change.